Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Fani Willis wins Democratic primary in Fulton County DA race

Fani Willis on Tuesday won the Democratic primary in Georgia for her Fulton County District Attorney seat, which she has held since 2020. She won with a higher percentage of the votes than in any of her previous primary races.

Willis won with 89 percent of the vote at the time the Associated Press called the race. Polls closed at 7 p.m. ET and the AP called the race shortly before 7:40 p.m.

"I am just so humbled and so grateful to the citizens of Fulton County who made this possible," Willis told supporters at an election night party Tuesday. "Tonight they delivered a strong and a powerful message. They want a district attorney that believes everyone deserves to be safe, and everyone is entitled to some dignity. And it's a message that's pissing folks off but there is no one above the law in this country."

Willis will now face Republican challenger Courtney Kramer in the general election this fall.

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